A native Oregonian, Lauren likes to take full advantage of her surroundings. From growing up snowboarding to recently finding a love of surfing, she can be found outside immersed in nature whenever possible. Her love of travel is spurred by her curiosity and sense of adventure, she feels most creative when she is exploring a new place. Lauren has lived all over the world but is continuously drawn back to the salty air of the Oregon Coast. She graduated with a Social Science degree, with an emphasis in globalization, environment and policy. Her passion to protect the great outdoor playground reflects in her eagerness to learn, educate and encourage people to find the same awe and respect she feels when she looks out at the ocean at sunset or experiences another sunrise in the crisp mountain air. In her free time, she tries to keep up with her dog Jinx – who she rescued from the streets of Mexico.